There was a fabulous buzz around the Old Truman Brewery on the opening night of the AOP Annual Awards. The quality of work on display was quite remarkable – not only from the Main Awards but also from the Open Awards, and the AOP Assistants Awards too. I had a lovely warm feeling from seeing my print on the wall with so many other great images (it might also have had something to do with the free beer).
The Awards themselves were presented by BBC London broadcaster Robert Elms (who sadly had his bike stolen from outside the BBC that day!) who called photographers “thieves of light, Wizards and alchemists”, and said it is a tremendous thing “to be able to salute the professionals of this industry”. You can watch a video of the Awards presentation here (my image flashes up on screen around 9:34 if you’re interested).
Next up is the Portrait Salon exhibition which is taking place at The Embassy Tea Gallery in London from November 19th – 22nd. I’m overseas for the opening night but will back in time to make it to the exhibition.